5 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

5 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Itinerary map for a 5-day summer guided tour vacation in Iceland
This 5 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon takes you to some of Iceland's most beautiful waterfalls.
The black sands of the Diamond Beach contrast dramatically with the white ice.
The Dyrhólaey peninsula offers stunning views of the South Coast of Iceland.
Join a horse riding tour and experience Iceland from the point of view of the Viking settlers.
Gullfoss waterfall has long been considered one of Iceland's most stunning natural features.
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See all the main attractions in Iceland, including Reykjavík, the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. And travel all the way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in the East, through the South Coast of Iceland first. This tour is for everyone who would like to relax on their vacation and let us take care of the details of planning the perfect trip to Iceland. 

This tour is all-inclusive, making the most of your stay in Iceland. It includes accommodation for 4 nights, all transportation and tours of all the best locations. You can also opt to hike on a glacier with a gorgeous view of the South Coast before you reach Jökulsárlón and the Diamond beach.

You'll see plenty of waterfalls, a black sand beach, glaciers, and volcanoes. You'll also have the chance to explore Reykjavík and you can add on extra options during your day on the famous Golden Circle route if sightseeing at some of the most popular places in the nation isn't exciting enough.

You can, for example, go horseback riding through a geothermal field near Gullfoss waterfall. For more action, go snowmobiling on top of Langjökull glacier. Or, for some real geological excitement, snorkel in Silfra gorge and float between two Continental plates, exploring the mysteries of the deep blue waters.

You'll make your home in the city center of Reykjavík for 3 nights, spending another night in Vatnajökull National Park so that you can fully embrace nature. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy the hiking trails in the countryside, just as much as the art galleries, museums,  and cafés in the capital. 

Enjoy the long summer days and explore all the best the country has to offer on this perfect 5-day itinerary! Reserve now to save on costs and choose a date to check for availability. 


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Oct.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Snorkelling, Caving, Snowmobile, Horse Riding, Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 5 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reykjavík, Jökulsárlón, Hvítá River, Vatnajökull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Dyrhólaey, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Reykjanes, Sólheimajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, Skaftafell, Silfra, Sólheimasandur, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Langjökull, Hallgrímskirkja, Vík í Mýrdal, Svartifoss, Gljufrabui, Fjaðrárgljúfur, Reynisdrangar, Öxarárfoss, Haukadalur, Fjallsárlón, Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Seljavallalaug, South Coast, Diamond Beach
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible.

Included:
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Reykjavik (different levels available; breakfast not included for Super Budget and Budget levels; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed info below)

  • Airport transfer on arrival/departure

  • Golden Circle small group sightseeing tour in a minibus (upgrades available with other activities)

  • South Coast 2-day small group minibus tour with an option for glacier hiking

  • 1 night of accommodation in a country hotel in Vatnajokull National Park during the 2-day south coast tour (private bathroom, breakfast included)

  • Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland

  • Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary

  • Taxes

  • Optional excursions (can be added during the booking process)

  • Blue Lagoon entrance (can be added during the booking process)

  • Dinner

  • Lunch

  • Flights


What to bring:
  • Hiking shoes

  • Warm clothes. Windproof and rainproof clothing

  • Swimsuit & towel

  • Camera


Good to know:

Although it is summertime, the Icelandic weather can be very unpredictable. Please bring appropriate clothing. Please be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better. Please note that the boat tours on Jökulsárlón are only available from May to October.

If you book the extra activities alongside this tour, you will get them at a lower price.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Reykjavík


Iceland's capital, Reykjavík, is famous for its multi-coloured rooftops.


After your arrival at the international airport in Keflavík, you'll make your way to the northernmost capital in the world: Reykjavik!

Spend the rest of the day exploring Reykjavík and settle into your hotel room in the centre of town. You'll find plenty of interesting places to see, such as the Hallgrímskirkja church, Laugavegur and Skólavörðustígur shopping streets.

There are plenty of designer boutiques, quirky cafés, world-class restaurants, the Old Harbour, the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, and Reykjavík's pond by the city council building, just to name a few of the places you can explore. 

Transportation from the airport to Reykjavík is included, and you'll spend your first evening in Iceland there.


Day 2 - The Golden Circle


Gullfoss waterfall tumbles in two enormous tires into the deep canyon below.


Go on a day tour of the Golden Circle. This is Iceland's most popular attraction. You'll visit Thingvellir, a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site - famous for its beauty as well as history. From there, you will visit the geothermal area of Geysir, where you can see the geyser Strokkur erupt 20-40 metres up in the air, every few minutes.

Finally, you will visit Gullfoss waterfall, by many considered Iceland's most beautiful waterfall - its name means 'The Golden Falls.'

If you would like to relax rather than indulging in sporty activities such as snowmobiling or horseback riding on for this day, then you will be taken to Blue Lagoon at the end of the Golden Circle tour on this day rather than on Day 1.

Otherwise, your visit to the Blue Lagoon will be scheduled for your arrival or departure day instead, so you will have time to take full advantage of its restorative powers. The Lagoon is world-famous for its healing, mineral-rich waters - This is not a place you want to rush.

Finally, you'll spend another evening in Reykjavík, perhaps explore some of the city's exciting restaurants or go bar hopping among Reykjavík's favourite bars and nightclubs.


Day 3 - First Day of the South Coast


Skógafoss is one of the most recognisable waterfalls along the South Coast.


Today, you'll start your trip along the South Coast of Iceland and take in all the beauty it has to offer and your first stop is at the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. This magnificent cascade falls over a concave cliff, making it possible to fully encircle the falling spring water.

Next up is another waterfall; the vastly different but equally as beautiful, Skógafoss. The ground underneath this stunning cascade is very flat which allows visitors to walk right up to the wall of water.

Today you will have the unique opportunity to hike up one of Iceland's many glaciers. This adventure is suitable for all over the age of 8 and is perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in the wild and icy Icelandic nature. Accompanied by a trained glacier guide, you will hike up Sólheimajökull glacier to see first-hand the bright blue crevasses and deep glacier moulins on top of this vast ice cap. 

Your last stop is at the black sands of the famous Reynisfjara beach where you can admire the strength of the North Atlantic sea as it crashes upon the shore. In the distance, you will see the oddly-shaped Dyrhólaey peninsula and if you are lucky, you might also spot a puffin or two.

You'll continue east until you arrive at your accommodations for the night in the beautiful Vatnajökull National Park.


Accommodation

Due to increased demand for travel services in Iceland and low availability, travel companies in Iceland can not guarantee specific accommodations. However, we can always provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking. Below you can see our preferred partners for accommodation, Hótel Vatnajökull and Hótel Höfn. In the case of these hotels not being an option, an alternative of the same standard will be arranged.

Hótel Höfn

Standard private rooms with private bathroom in a 3-star hotel in the largest town in south-east Iceland. Breakfast is included.

Hotel Vatnajökull

Standard private rooms with private bathroom in a 3-star hotel close to Höfn. Breakfast is included.


Day 4 - Second Day of the South Coast


Jökulsárlón is known as 'The Crown Jewel of Iceland'.


Today you will visit Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, one of Iceland's most breathtaking locations. Here, giant icebergs, which have broken off a nearby glacier, float on the bright blue water before they make their way to the sea. 

If you want a closer looks at these bergs —and perhaps the seals which can often be found swimming in the icy water—you can add a boat tour on Jökulsárlón during the booking process. You'll board a relaxing amphibious boat, perfect for the entire family, and sail on the calm, blue water. 

A short walk away from Jökulsárlón is a black beach covered with small icebergs which have washed up on shore. In the sunlight, these bergs glisten like precious stones, thus earning the location the nickname 'The Diamond Beach'.

After exploring the glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach, you will start making your way back to Reykjavík city where you will spend the night. En route, your local guide will stop at some of his favourite places in the countryside, providing you with a totally unique experience.


Day 5 - Last Day - Departure


Make the most of your last hours in Iceland by basking in the Blue Lagoon.


You'll get to spend your last day in Iceland exploring the capital, Reykjavík. Spend your final morning having a cup of coffee from a specialty roast shop or shopping for souvenirs. 

If you have a few hours to spare due to a late flight, you can book a whale watching tour from Reykjavík's Old Harbour on for this day, where you can admire these magnificent animals out at sea for one last beautiful memory of Iceland.

Transportation to the airport from Reykjavík is included. 

Have a comfortable flight home and come back soon! 


Accommodation in Reykjavik

See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary. Super budget level accommodations will be arranged in hostel dorm beds. For budget and comfort levels, bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double or triple room(s). For quality level, odd number groups will always be allocated a single room. If you are travelling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur.
For multi-day guided tours, accommodation cannot be upgraded and the levels below do not apply. Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level.
We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.

Super Budget

Dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostels. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Budget

Private rooms with shared bathroom in guesthouses or hostels such as Capital Inn Guesthouse. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Comfort

Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels such as Hótel Klettur, or quality guesthouses. Located in the city center or in close vicinity. Breakfast is included.

Quality

Rooms at four-star design hotels in the city center with a private bathroom at the absolute best locations downtown such as Hotel Alda. Breakfast is included.


Meals

You can now add meals to your booking.
Select to include dinner on every night as an optional extra, and we will provide you with vouchers as part of your booking confirmation. We will choose from top-rated restaurants that fit with your vacation itinerary and make your reservations for you.
At the restaurant, you will be offered a set menu, from which you can choose from meat, fish or vegetarian options. If you would prefer something else, the voucher will act as a credit that you can redeem at the restaurant against menu items that are not part of the set menu.
Please notify the restaurant on arrival about any dietary requirements.
Vouchers are non-refundable.


Private Transfer

The transfer takes around 45 minutes between the airport and your drop-off location in Reykjavik.

An agent will pick you up at the airport arrival hall with a sign to welcome you. There is no additional waiting time. You will board your private transfer and head to either the city or the Blue Lagoon immediately.

If you choose to go to the Blue Lagoon and it is fit into the arrival day, your driver will take you there first. The drive takes 15 to 20 minutes. You will have 2 hours at the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing soak.

The driver will be waiting in the lobby to collect you and drive you straight to your accommodation in Reykjavik afterwards, which takes around 30 to 35 minutes.

For your return journey, your private transfer driver will pick you up from outside your accommodation and drop you off at the airport directly. The total time would be around 45 minutes.

Please note that if your Blue Lagoon cannot be fit into your arrival/departure day, you will take the shuttle between the Blue Lagoon and the city.


Cancellation Insurance

This insurance guarantees that you can cancel tour and package bookings and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost of 5,000 ISK per person.

The cancellation must be made more than 48 hours before the listed starting time on your voucher. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact info@guidetoiceland.is and declare full cancellation.

Please note that this insurance covers the cancellation of the whole tour or package. Individual services cannot be cancelled and refunded separately, but are all covered and refunded in case of a full cancellation.


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Loved the trip in general. It was a bit rush, but that's acceptable when visiting many places at the short time. Iceland was absolutely stunning!!
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This package is excellent if for those who are looking to get a taste of what Iceland has to offer without having to do much planning. As someone who usually does the planning within my circle of friends, it was nice to have someone else do it for you this time and I have to say it was planned extremely well. Very organized and informative. A few days after I booked the package I was provided a personal itinerary that worked with my flight departure and arrival times, booking information for tours and hotels, and what activity I was doing that day. The only thing I had to do myself was show up to the designated spots on time. The tour guides for all my activities (Troll Expeditions and Nice Travel) were both knowledgeable and just fun to be around. If I could remember their names I would highly recommend them again. Something I would recommend to also book are a city walking tour as it helps to get to know the area and the guide also brings you to locations one might over look. Just ask the staff here about it and they can show you how to do that. If I have one criticism, I personally would like to see a map of where each of the locations I visited are as part of the personal itinerary instead of having to look it up on the internet. But all buses had free WiFi anyways so this is a very moot point. Overall, highly recommended to those who never been to Iceland before.
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This was a truly amazing trip! The service from Guide to Iceland was top-notch (Thanks, Anna!). The comfort rooms were excellent, with high quality breakfast buffets, especially at Hotel Skuggi. We were able to see so much on the tours themselves! Our tour guide Christina from Nice Travel was fun and personable, and she went out of her way to make our experiences memorable. Even with mostly rainy weather while we were there, there were so many beautiful things to see and exciting things to do! Just be sure to dress for the weather. I especially loved the glacier hike. It was a once in a lifetime experience. My only caution is that Day 4 of the 5 day tour involves about 8 hours of riding in a tour bus, so be ready for that, but of course it's necessary with the sights being so spread out. I highly recommend this trip!!!
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We had an excellent tour with great guides that were willing to change itinerary around a bit to give us the best experience. We particularly enjoyed the south coast tour with our fabulous guide Henrik, he truly wanted the best for us went out of his way to show us the best time!
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My main guide, for 2 days out of 4, was David from Nice Travels. He was fantastic--extremely knowledgeable, personable, told stories from Iceland's history & from his own experience, managed people very well without being overbearing. Also excellent driver (& he had to do a lot of driving) The various parts of the tour (waterfalls, glaciers, icebergs, geothermal pools & geysers, horses, volcanic landscapes, etc) were all wonderful. The 2-hour horseback ride had some ecstatic moments for me! The glacier hike was part of my package. I had to skip the hike because of a medical issue, which was sad because I sat in the minibus a good part of the time. There was a lake at the foot of the glacier where another group was kayaking. It looked divine. If you could offer a kayak alternative to the glacier hike it would suit some people who can't climb on ice (one other woman started the hike but had to turn back because it was too much for her). I could have done the kayak & would have been very happy. The people at Guide to Iceland were very responsive to my email messages and questions. Thanks to everyone!
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The trip was very organized. From the minute we booked it, to corresponding with the agents (Catia was wonderful!), to last minute modifications to our itinerary and finally to the trip itself! It was very straightforward, stress-free, and definitely for those who are in search of some guidance in traveling Iceland for the first time, but without being guided and chaperoned too much like a bunch of sheep being herded. Definitely check out the tours if you're interested to explore Iceland!
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This trip was truly phenomenal. Here are just a few things I loved about it: 1. Minimal planning: I spend my work days coordinating and planning every detail. It was great to have a one stop shop for this vacation, and have Guide to Iceland work out all the details. 2. Tour variety: There were 2 different tours (one overnight, one full day) and the lagoon day scheduled into this tour. It was lovely to hang out with two different tour groups, experience two different guides, and have time in between. 3. Free time: The amount of time in Reykjavik to just explore was so much fun! I found a free tour there my first day, got the chance to visit a whole bunch of landmarks, and just enjoyed wandering around. It was just the right amount of self-guided time. 4. The overnight in Hofn: Hofn was one of my favorite parts of the trip. The hotel was lovely, the scenery was spectacular, and it was such a cool contrast to Reykjavik. 5. The tours themselves: I had no idea I could pack so many adventures into such a short amount of time. Each guide was wonderful in their unique way. One was quirky and gave us plenty of time to just enjoy the scenery. The other shared so much amazing history, culture, and natural information. 6. The info and service provided by Guide to Iceland: I found the information provided perfect for getting where I needed to go, and bringing what I needed to bring. I also got quick, helpful responses from the support email address throughout my trip as questions came up. Overall, this trip is one of the best I've taken, especially as a solo traveler. If I get the opportunity to return to Iceland, I'd love to try one of Guide to Iceland's longer trips!
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I have joined the 5 day planned trip and included 2 seperate trips, one was the 2 day south coast trip and 1 golden circle trip. Both tour guides were nice and wifi on bus which allow you to share pictures and search for detail, they are both have joined the 5 day planned trip and included 2 seperate trips, one was the 2 day south coast trip and 1 golden circle trip. Both tour guides were nice and wifi on bus which allow you to share pictures and search for detail, they are both responsible in telling us about the history of the spot in a funny way. Hotels that booked for us are great and our planner from Guide to Iceland was nice and helper in providing all information about our trip and response any question from me as soon as possible. I feel that Guide to Iceland is a trustful planner in connecting different tours together and have all transport ready for us at the time we arrived. (Highly recommend to have sim card ready before the journey. Although there's wifi on bus and hotel, it's better to have one for searching any good resturant on street and some short walk you can browse around.
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Rating the 5 Day Summer Package - it was amazing and worth a 5 Star rating actually 6 Stars if possible.. The tour was set up perfectly from beginning to end. During the booking process the Guide to Iceland team made helpful suggestions answering all my questions and making their recommendations in a timely manner. The individual tours were set up perfectly into smaller groups so the the Guides were able to work with their groups to get the most of each tour. The Guides for the individual tours were top notch, pleasant, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The two day guided tour, The South coast to Jokulsarlon including the most "do" glacier hike and the overnight stay in Hofn was awesome. Our Hotel in Reykjavik (Alda Hotel) was perfect, centrally located with excellent staff, giving useful suggestions on what to do in the area, with Breakfast included a perfect way to start the day tours! One additional tip I do have if you could add a six day, you should do so, this will enable you to spend a little more time in Reykjavik. ( I do believe they now offer 6 day tours for this purpose) Overall I highly recommend using Guide to Iceland.
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Overall great 5 day tour with major highlights covered in this short tour. Guide to Iceland was very organized and accommodating, sending us the itinerary ahead of the travel dates and answering questions promptly. Everything was organized from pick up at airport to detailed itinerary for every day. For someone who is busy and doesn't want to go through the hassle of organizing e erythibg yourself this was much appreciated. We landed early in the morning so the blue lagoon was a good relaxing way to spend our first day, but a couple of hours will suffice. You don't need a whole day there. We stayed at Hotel Alda which is in a great location right in the center of town and the accommodations were great. We did the glacier walking, snowmobile tour, and boat ride in the glacier lagoon. I really recommend you do these tours which are a little extra but worth it. The accommodations in the south of Iceland were a little less appealing to us. The food was fair and the rooms were small and stuffy. There were 2 single beds which my husband and I were not happy with but we didn't complain as it was 1 night. The tour of the golden circle was great. The truck broke down and we had to call for someone to pick us up. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and tried his best to make the most of the situation. He continued the tour despite the lost time which made up for the inconvenience. Overall though, we had a great 5 day vacation and would use guide to Iceland again.
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